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Drum Beats Virtual Drum Rhythm Learning Game for Kids

This is a fun and exciting Japanese music-themed game where players must hit the virtual drum at the right time while music plays. A drum marker moves left on the screen. Once the marker hits the gray circle, you must hit the drum. The game comes with 6 popular Japanese songs. Some songs are slow while other tracks have fast and complicated drum patterns. Hit as many drum markers on time to earn higher points. Have fun learning about rhythm with this online drum practice game.

  • Get ready when the music starts. The beat markers on screen move right away.
  • A yellow marker with one drum stick – hit the surface of the drum.
  • A yellow marker with two drum sticks – hit the surface using two fingers sticks at once.
  • An orange marker with one drumstick – hit the edge of the drum.
  • An orange marker with two drumsticks – hit the edge using two fingers at once.
  • A yellow or orange marker followed by a long colored line means you should do a drum roll.

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Drum Beats Virtual Drumming Instrument Game Play Instructions

How to Play

Hit the drum according to the beat markers moving on screen. Once the marker reaches the gray circle, hit on time. The more beats you hit successfully, the higher your your points.

  • Starting the Game
    • To start the game, select “TAP TO BEGIN” on the screen.
    • This will take you to the “SELECT SONGS” screen.
    • To select a song, hit the left or right surface of the drum. On touchscreen, tap the surface of the drum, or press B or N on your desktop keyboard.
    • To select song, tap the surface of the drum using both fingers at the same time on touchscreen. Or press both keys B and N on keyboard at the same time.
    • Once you select a song, the game begins. Get your hands ready as the beat markers move really fast.
    • The game comes with 6 Japanese songs. Choose from the following. Each one has different tempo and beat:
      • Cherry Blossoms (Sakura)
      • Mount Fuji (Fuji No Yama)
      • Blacksmith of the Village (Murano Hajiya)
      • Kitten of My Home (Uchi No Koneko)
      • Kite Song (Tako No Uta)
      • Blue Eye Doll (Roime No Ningyou)
  • Other Opening Screen Buttons
    • On the top right corner of the screen is a settings button that looks like a cog.
    • When you select the settings button, it drops down to more buttons:
    • The first icon is the audio button. Select this to mute or unmute game’s music and sound effects.
    • The second icon is the full view button. Select this to put your screen on full view.
    • To go back to the normal view, simply select the full screen button again or press ESC on your keyboard.
  • Game Controls
    • Touchscreen
      • Make sure to rotate your device horizontally for the game to load.
      • This game requires players to tap using their left and right index finger.
      • Position your left and right index finger over the drum.
        • When a yellow marker with one drumstick reaches the gray circle, tap the surface of the drum.
        • When an orange marker with one drumstick reaches the gray circle, tap the edge of the drum.
        • When a yellow or orange marker with two drumsticks appears, you must tap both left and right sides of the drum. Yellow is for the surface, while orange is for the sides of the drum.
        • When a yellow or orange marker followed by a long colored line appears, you must make a continuous drum roll until the line ends.
      • It’s ideal to place your touchscreen device on a flat surface to play the game. This way it’s easier to tap the screen without having to hold worry about holding the device.
    • Mouse and Keyboard
      • On desktop computer, the game can is played using a keyboard. Here are the controls:
        • B – hits the left surface of the drum
        • N – hits the right surface of the drum
        • V – hits the left edge of the drum
        • M – hits the right edge of the drum
      • Yellow marker – To hit the left surface of the drum, press B. To hit the right surface of the drum, press N. Use either key when a yellow marker with one drumstick reaches the gray circle.
      • Yellow marker with two drumsticks – Press press both B and N at the same time.
      • Orange marker – To hit the left edge of the drum, press V. To hit the right edge of the drum, press N. Use either key when an orange marker with one drumstick reaches the gray circle.
      • Orange marker with two drumsticks – Press both V and M at the same time.
      • It’s best to position your fingers on V, B, N, and M on the keyboard so you’re always ready to press once a marker hits the gray circle.
  • In-Game Control Options
    • On the right corner of the screen is a settings button. Once selected, it drops down 3 other buttons:
    • The first button is the audio button. Select this to mute or unmute the game’s music and sound effects.
    • The second button is the full view button. Select this if you want to enlarge your screen to full view.
    • The third button is the exit button. When you select this, it will ask you if your want to go back to the home menu. If you select yes, it will end the game and go back to the home menu. If you select no, it will resume the game.
      • The Game Cannot Be Paused – Once you start, the music and the drum beats on screen keep on moving. This continues until the song ends.
      • Make sure to have uninterrupted time when you play. Stopping mid-game will make for lower points.
      • You will not die if you miss a lot of beats. The music will play until the song ends. However, you’ll miss scoring higher points.
      • When the game ends, it shows your score. You are also prompted to share your score with the following buttons:
        • The f button lets you share the game and your score on Facebook.
        • The bird button lets you share the game and your score on your Twitter.
        • The green phone button allows you to share the game and your score on WhatsApp.
  • Strategy
    • This game requires your full attention. Once you start, you should ideally finish the song while following the correct drum beats.
    • At the beginning, it can get quite confusing, especially when the beats are fast. You might panic and press the wrong buttons or tap the wrong drum surface.
    • The only way to catch the beats is through practice. Focus on mastering one song first before moving on to the next songs.
    • Practice when to press or tap the drum’s surface, and when to press or tap with both fingers. Shifting from one fingers to two fingers can get tricky, so try to master this.
      • The slowest song you can choose is Sakura. That’s why it’s the first song in the selection list. Beginners should start with this song.
      • Faster songs are the Kite Song and Blue Eye Doll. Expect each song to have different beat pattern complexity. While a song may be slow, beat patterns may be harder.
      • Likewise, a faster song may have a simple beat pattern. Try drumming to all 6 songs for the full game experience.
      • When you hit combo beats several times consecutively without breaks, the gray circles lights on fire. It only stops if you miss a beat.
      • Challenge yourself to get a higher score each time you play a track. This is an fun and addictive drum practice game that kids and adults will love.

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Drum Beats Music Rhythm Practice Simulator for Children Game Screenshots

Drum Beats Welcome Screen Screenshot.
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Drum Beats Game Tutorial Screenshot.
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Mobile Friendly Cross Browser Support

This game is rendered in mobile-friendly HTML5, so it offers cross-device gameplay. You can play it on mobile devices like Apple iPhones, Google Android powered cell phones from manufactures like Samsung, tablets like the iPad or Kindle Fire, laptops, and Windows-powered desktop computers. All game files are stored locally in your web browser cache. This game works in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Opera and other modern web browsers.

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2 comments on "Drum Beats Virtual Drum Rhythm Learning Game for Kids"

  • Joey says:

    In this game, you play the role of a taiko drummer. To play, use your keyboard or touchscreen to tap at the appropriate part of the drum on cue. The more beats you play on cue, the higher your score. Time each drum beat with care. You must strike them at the right time and not a moment more. Watch out for drum rolls.

    At the start, you have the option to select six Japanese folk songs. Each song represents varying degrees of difficulty. Cues will fly by faster on songs with faster tempos. This is an engaging music game ideal for the Japanophile. Do note that to appreciate the game, you must get a good grasp of its mechanics. Get accustomed to the controls first before trying out any of the faster songs.

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